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Adams County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2015: 34,981 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 33,625 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,221
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,976
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,096
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,814 (it was 2,722 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 339 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Adams County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.3%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 9%
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Races in Adams County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years
Males: 17,271  (49.4%)
Females: 17,710  (50.6%)
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Adams County,IN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,180 ($40,625 in 1999)

This county:

$51,180
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $592)
This county:

$475
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,493 (it was $86,800 in 2000)
Adams:

$126,493
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,698 - $179,460

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $176,195
Here:

$176,195
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $153,283
Here:

$153,283
State:

$157,859

In 2-unit structures: $119,259
Here:

$119,259
State:

$132,743

Mobile homes: $18,062
Here:

$18,062
State:

$57,226
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $872
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $323

Institutionalized population: 387
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2011: 38 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2013: 56 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2014: 63 buildings, average cost: $151,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,010 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,007 (0.8%)

Adams County household income distribution in 2009 Adams County home values distribution Adams County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.0%
Adams County:

15.0%
Indiana:

14.1%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.7% for Black residents, 11.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.1 years old
(Males: 32.4 years old, Females: 36.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34.9 years old, Black residents: 10.1 years old, American Indian residents: 59.6 years old, Asian residents: 38.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.5 years old, Other race residents: 59.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $658 a month.

Cities in this county include: Decatur, Berne, Geneva, Monroe.

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Morris County, New Jersey , Jefferson County, Pennsylvania , Juniata County, Pennsylvania , Monroe County, Pennsylvania , Nodaway County, Missouri , Union County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,145
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 301 (66.4% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 93
  • 2000 to 2009: 82
  • 1990 to 1999: 16
  • 1980 to 1989: 52
  • 1970 to 1979: 93
  • Before 1970: 98
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.9%

Adams County marital status for males Adams County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,672
  • One, attached: 297
  • Two: 226
  • 3 or 4: 300
  • 5 to 9: 563
  • 10 to 19: 487
  • 20 to 49: 110
  • 50 or more: 209
  • Mobile homes: 363

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 5,615 (134 second mortgage, 653 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,016

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,83190
Catholic3,6052
Mainline Protestant3,43917
Other3072
None9,205-
Adams County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Adams County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Adams County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.8%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,644
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,073
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.96%
Corn for grain: 68919 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8550 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103654 harvested acres
Vegetables: 120 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.2 miles away from Adams County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from Adams County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3162: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 16, 1992 to July 23, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-962: September 18, 1992, FEMA Id: 962, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 1990 to January 22, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-891: January 05, 1991, FEMA Id: 891, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ukraine (23%)
  • Philippines (18%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (11%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • England (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County (%):

  • German (34%)
  • American (20%)
  • Swiss (10%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)

Adams County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,603 (79.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,862 (12.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 190 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 320 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 664 (4.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Adams County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 320 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Adams County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 290 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 93 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,559.

3.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.08%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.18% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($23,348 average AGI)
0.90% relocated from other states ($8,821 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.90%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allen County, IN  0.86% ($32,086 average AGI)
from Wells County, IN  0.43% ($27,846)
from Jay County, IN  0.32% ($36,538)
from Van Wert County, OH  0.16% ($23,263)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.83% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($19,448 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($11,502 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.55%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allen County, IN  1.07% ($30,811 average AGI)
to Wells County, IN  0.54% ($29,836)
to Jay County, IN  0.32% ($24,900)
to Van Wert County, OH  0.17% ($29,095)
to Marion County, IN  0.12% ($26,267)
to Mercer County, OH  0.10% ($20,167)
to Delaware County, IN  0.10% ($30,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.5

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adams County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Adams County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,828 (4,301 aged, 527 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 829 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Adams County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (374)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (317)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (263)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (232)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (177)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Congestive heart failure (150)
  • Unspecified dementia (132)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (95)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (90)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,243
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 257
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,317

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,876
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 860
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.3. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,981
  • In family households: 29,916 (5,008 male householders, 3,439 female householders)
    7,080 spouses, 12,708 children (12,100 natural, 245 adopted, 362 stepchildren), 522 grandchildren, 116 brothers or sisters, 150 parents, 222 other relatives, 541 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,433 (1,707 male householders (1,492 living alone)), 2,076 female householders (1,885 living alone)), 635 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 550

Size of family households: 3,585 2-persons, 1,691 3-persons, 1,344 4-persons, 941 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 763 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,377 1-person, 220 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

8,314 married couples with children.
1,629 single-parent households (636 men, 993 women).

82.8% of residents of Adams speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
13.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,352,000 ($4,062 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,079,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,187,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,068,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,628,000
Federal grants: $30,008,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,349,000 ($371,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,112,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $795,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,786,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,555,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,198
Here:

94 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,587
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +49
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,395
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.69 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 226
  • 2010 to 2013: 216
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,071
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,580
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,433
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,692
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,096
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,037
  • 1940 to 1949: 880
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,030
Note: State values scaled to Adams population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 505
  • 5 rooms: 1,506
  • 6 rooms: 2,156
  • 7 rooms: 1,567
  • 8 rooms: 1,664
  • 9+ rooms: 2,019
  • 1 room: 86
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 421
  • 4 rooms: 703
  • 5 rooms: 691
  • 6 rooms: 280
  • 7 rooms: 168
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9+ rooms: 150
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 220
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,510
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,774
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,168
  • 5+ bedrooms: 922
  • no bedroom: 84
  • 1 bedroom: 651
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,236
  • 3 bedrooms: 474
  • 4 bedrooms: 197
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no vehicle: 1,022
  • 1 vehicle: 1,924
  • 2 vehicles: 3,534
  • 3 vehicles: 2,015
  • 4 vehicles: 729
  • 5+ vehicles: 280
  • no vehicle: 411
  • 1 vehicle: 1,575
  • 2 vehicles: 576
  • 3 vehicles: 87
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

90% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 146% lived in Indiana.

Adams County:

89.7%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 30,246
  • Other state: 4,190
  • Northeast: 262
  • Midwest: 2,901
  • South: 840
  • West: 174

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.6%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.1%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Coal or coke (3.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (53.7%)
  • Electricity (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,772
Here:

37.8%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 213
Here:

12.1%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 217
Here:

28.6%
Indiana:

20.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Adams County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $30,978,000
    General - Other: $3,690,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,551,000
    Regular Highways: $3,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,419,000
    Police Protection: $821,000
    Correctional Institutions: $732,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $616,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $562,000
    Financial Administration: $540,000
    Solid Waste Management: $506,000
    Corrections - Other: $376,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $359,000
    General Public Buildings: $358,000
    Health - Other: $255,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $232,000
    Parks and Recreation: $174,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,899,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $327,000
    Central Staff Services: $120,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Regular Highways: $84,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Corrections - Other: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,992,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $32,577,000
    All Other: $945,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $312,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,017,000
    Interest Earnings: $731,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $561,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,593,000
    Highways: $1,844,000
    All Other: $600,000
    Public Welfare: $424,000
    Health and Hospitals: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,802,000
    Individual Income: $3,525,000
    Other License: $121,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,861,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,398,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $463,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,932,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,930,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 300
  • Number of aged recipients: 12
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 288
  • Number of recipients under 18: 65
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 212
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 23
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 89
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 147
Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$76,793466$79,7381,321$83,339100$37,7206$619,16791$59,033
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$90,40020$61,70087$83,64411$21,8180$02$55,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$94,50065$77,677359$79,15066$20,4700$012$54,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$021$98,524222$87,1225$22,4000$03$45,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$61,0006$87,83327$104,1115$30,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED58$90,25996$93,7082$42,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$165,85723$97,2171$80,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$83,7502$130,0001$56,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$138,0006$101,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$134,0000$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Adams County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary19882.8 years
Robert14874.1 years
John13677.8 years
William13176.5 years
James9973.8 years
Charles9475.4 years
Helen9281.7 years
Richard8768.7 years
Ruth8384.1 years
Margaret7581.6 years
Most common last names in Adams County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sprunger11880.2 years
Lehman9782.4 years
Miller9775.1 years
Smith7779.6 years
Habegger6181.4 years
Liechty5982.2 years
Myers4977.9 years
Moser4879.3 years
Johnson4774.8 years
Neuenschwand4481.7 years
Businesses in Adams County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
Baymont Inn1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1Maurices1
CVS2McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
Ford2Subway3
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value2
KFC1UPS6
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1

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